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  • Fatal Manchester Fire Was An Accident, Officials Say

     Fatal Manchester Fire Was An Accident, Officials Say
    MANCHESTER — An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental, fire officials said. Firefighters found the body of Thomas LaFontaine in the charred apartment on Chestnut Street, and members of a...
  • Fire that damaged Colossus roller coaster sparked by welders

    Fire that damaged Colossus roller coaster sparked by welders
    Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said the fire that damaged the wooden coaster Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Monday was sparked by welders working on the ride. There were no injuries as a result of the blaze, which was reported at 1:32...
  • House fire in Winter Garden

     House fire in Winter Garden
    A Winter Garden residence caught fire early today, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Shortly after 5 a.m., firefighters responded to 380 Railroad Ave. near Lotts Concrete Products. The fire that gutted the unoccupied house is being investigated as...
  • Couple and two dogs rescued from burning boat

    Couple and two dogs rescued from burning boat
    A couple and their two pet pugs were rescued when their boat caught fire on Lake Michigan about a mile and a half from shore Sunday afternoon, officials and witnesses said.   Christian Fox was on a boat with some friends, heading back to Diversey...
  • L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes

    L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous blazes. Terrazas said the Fire Department is launching a pilot program in...
  • Hartford Firefighters Battle Blaze In Vacant Home

    Hartford Firefighters Battle Blaze In Vacant Home
    HARTFORD — Fire damaged an already fire-damaged house at 197 Bond St. Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the house near Maple Avenue at 3:48 p.m. When they arrived, smoke was coming from all floors of the three-story home, fire officials...
  • 1 injured, family displaced in South Side fire

    1 injured, family displaced in South Side fire
    One man was injured and several people displaced by a house fire in the Gresham neighborhood this evening, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the 8900 block of South Paulina Street a little after 7 p.m. Crews found a fire in the basement of a...
  • One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire

    One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire
    MANCHESTER — One person is presumed dead after a fire tore through a Manchester apartment building late Wednesday night. A body was found in the burnt apartment, but authorities have not identified the victim yet, according to the missing man's...
  • With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged

    With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous fires. Terrazas announced that the fire department is launching a pilot...
  • Morelli Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter In 19-Year-Old's Fire Death

    NEW BRITAIN — A 19-year-old who police say is responsible for a June fatal fire in Southington pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Thursday. Eric Morelli, of Westwood Road, appeared before Judge Arthur Hadden wearing a suit. He is free on $150,000...
  • Virginia Beach house fire believed to have started after lightning struck

    Virginia Beach crews responded to a Thursday afternoon house fire believed to have started after it was struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said. The incident was reported just after 3:20 p.m. in the 2400 block of Pitchfork Way, said Virginia Beach...